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Health Experts criticize US President Donald Trump’s ignoring of coronavirus rules

By Suvan Bose


On Friday, Health experts stated bothers about US President Donald Trump’s hugely mask-free, socially un-distanced event of Republican convention on the White House lawn, stating that few of his 1,500 guests might have carelessly brought and spread the coronavirus to others.

According to an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, Dr Leana Wen that “There almost certainly were individuals there who were infected with Covid-19 but don’t know it.” On Thursday night's event, Trump gave his speech accepting the GOP presidential nomination which continued a pattern of scorning coronavirus safety guidelines.

Some in the audience wore masks when practically all leading public health professionals, including the administrations, say face coverings play a crucial part in slowing virus transmission. Instead of the recommended 6 feet, chairs were placed inches apart, leaving attendees little room to practice social distancing.

However, public health officials have said outdoors is safer than indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also puts the risk spreading of Covid-19 at its highest at huge outdoor events and in-person gatherings where people can't stay 6 feet apart and attendees come from out of town. On Monday, delegates met to nominate Trump for reelection In Charlotte, North Carolina, the city needed a process to be put in place to trace people’s contacts in the event of an outbreak, including needing attendees to wear trackers on their lanyards.

Masks and social distancing requirements were also in place, and attendees were necessary to complete a daily temperature screening and wellness questionnaire. They were tested before leaving for Charlotte and retested upon visiting. Out of approximately 800, coronavirus tests administered, two attendees and two people supporting the Charlotte event tested positive after they visited, said by the county health department. The four individuals were advised to isolate, and any known close contacts were notified and given instructions on quarantining, the department added.

On Friday, Public health officials also signified concerns over a march in Washington to celebrate the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Because of coronavirus concerns the size of the event had been scaled back. Attendants underwent temperature checks as part of coronavirus protocols. Organizers also informed the marchers to practice social distancing and wear masks, even though a lot were bare-faced and packed together. Before Trump reached, several in the crowd did not put their masks back on after singing the national anthem. They later jeered when a campaign staffer called on them to do so.


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